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5 Things to do on an African Safari!

5 Things to do on an African Safari!

Seriously, you must do these 5 things on safari! There is nothing as incredible as an African Safari. Nothing. Seeing these animals in the wild is not at all comparable to seeing them in a zoo or a “safari” park. The savannah goes on forever….truly, the Circle of Life is real. Going to the Serengeti […]

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Our Last Day In Raja Ampat was the Most Colorful Yet!

Filed in Travel by on May 16, 2017 16 Comments
Our Last Day In Raja Ampat was the Most Colorful Yet!

Any diver will tell you that the last few dives of a dive trip tend to be among the best of the entire journey! Our last day was the most colorful. I’m not sure why that is, perhaps the ocean and its creatures want to make sure we will come back to see them. Whatever the […]

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It was an exciting dive in the Dampier Strait!

It was an exciting dive in the Dampier Strait!

On day 8 of one of the best dive trips of my life, the Arenui Liveaboard headed into the Dampier Strait of Raja Ampat. Our dive sites were Cape Kri, Blue Magic, and Saonek Jetty. Saonek Jetty brought the biggest shock of the day! The dive site is at a jetty, just as it sounds, […]

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A Most Unpleasant Surprise on Dive Day 7 in Raja Ampat

A Most Unpleasant Surprise on Dive Day 7 in Raja Ampat

Ear problems are a most unpleasant surprise! “I can’t dive because of my ears” is something I have heard a million times. Generally, it is not true, most people can clear their ears, and if you don’t believe me, just yawn! They clear. It is a fact that there are divers who have ear trouble, […]

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5 Wonderful Things You can do to help Earth on Earth Day!

Filed in Citizen Science, Our Planet, Travel by on April 19, 2017 15 Comments
5 Wonderful Things You can do to help Earth on Earth Day!

Our planet is in danger. Don’t get me wrong, the earth will continue no matter how much we abuse it, but humans will not. The planet is in danger of becoming inhospitable for humans and other life on earth. I am a person who believes in science, and in the scientific method. The scientific method has […]

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The Great Adventure that is Muck Diving!

Filed in Dive Adventures, Diving in Indonesia, Travel by on April 16, 2017 23 Comments
The Great Adventure that is Muck Diving!

So, you ask, what is muck diving? Well, it is diving in muck. Muck is defined as rubbish or garbage. In diving, it means diving in a place that is dirty, and sometimes polluted with plastic and bottles. On the sixth day in Raja Ampat we headed to Batanta, an island which is one of […]

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How You Can Travel to a Different City Monthly!

How You Can Travel to a Different City Monthly!

Now you can travel monthly! Not everyone can travel extensively, or even very often, but thanks to a brand new company, Explore Local Box founded by Jessica Larrabee, you can! Receive a monthly box, or one time box, that explores the local flavors and cultures of other locales! I just went to Boston, and it was an […]

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Beautiful Diving in Raja Ampat on Day 5!

Beautiful Diving in Raja Ampat on Day 5!

Misool Island continued to be good to us, and there was beautiful diving on day 5. It was a short dive day, so the dive had to be good! We went to Watch Towers, and enjoyed a great variety of fish and coral! And I saw my first Woebeggone Shark, so exciting! Enjoy!   Diving is […]

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I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

I Loved Diving in Raja Ampat, it was Incredibly Wonderful!

During July 2016 I took a fabulous dive trip to Komodo National Park in Indonesia with Ray of Hope Expeditions, to document manta rays in the area. Dr Andrea Marshall, the foremost Manta Ray scientist and co founder of Marine Megafauna Foundation, does several of these expeditions every year, and I absolutely love these trips, […]

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Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

Filed in Travel by on January 22, 2017 4 Comments
Emperor Penguins! Exploring Antarctica on the Lindblad NatGeo Explorer!

On our 3rd day, our 2nd on land, we actually had the thrill of seeing an Emperor Penguin! It is a very unusual sighting, because Emperors mate during the dead of winter (I think it may be safe to say that Emperor Penguins have the worst existence of any bird on earth) and this was […]

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